Starring in his first-ever Netflix Original, what can we expect from Eddie Murphy in his biggest role in years. Taking on the role of famed Blaxploitation film-maker Rudy Ray Moore, there’s a lot riding on Dolemite Is My Name to bring the spark back into Murphy’s long career. We have everything you need to know of Dolemite Is My Name, including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.
Dolemite Is My Name is an upcoming Netflix Original biographical comedy-drama written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The film is directed by Craig Brewer and the first film that Brewer hasn’t written when sitting in the director’s seat. Alongside actor Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name is the first Netflix Original of Brewer’s career.
What is the plot of Dolemite Is My Name?
After numerous rejections by Hollywood, the multi-talented Rudy Ray Moore looks to create his own blaxploitation film around his character, the wise-cracking, kung-fu fighting, ladies man Dolemite.
Who is in the cast of Dolemite Is My Name?
The following cast members have been confirmed to star in Dolemite Is My Name:
|Role||Cast Member||Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?|
|Rudy Ray Moore||Eddie Murphy||Shrek | Beverly Hills Cop | Coming to America|
|D’Urville Martin||Wesley Snipes||Blade | New Jack City | Demolition Man|
|Jerry Jones||Keegan-Michael Key||Keanu | The Predator | Let’s Be Cops|
|Carrie Mills||Chelsea Gilson||Hawaii Five-0 | Lucifer | My Christmas Prince|
|Ben Taylor||Craig Robinson||This Is the End | Hot Tub Time Machine | The Office|
|Theodore Toney||Tituss Burgess||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt | Set It Up | The Angry Birds Movie|
|Jimmy Lynch||Mike Epps||Resident Evil: Extinction | The Hangover | Next Friday|
|Lady Reed||Da’Vine Joy Randolph||People of Earth | Office Christmas Party | This Is Us|
|TBC||Chris Rock||The Longest Yard | Grown-Ups | Head of State|
|TBC||Snoop Dog||Training Day | Turbo | Baby Boy|
Did you know?
This is Eddie Murphy’s first R-Rated film Life (1999). That also makes it Murphy’s first R-Rated film of the 21st Century.
Will Dolemite Is My Name be Eddie Murphy’s comeback?
The height of Eddie Murphy’s popularity was throughout the ’80s and late ’90s but the past two decades haven’t been too kind to the veteran comedian.
Aside from his role as the voice of Donkey in the Shrek franchise, many of the roles Murphy has starred in have been very forgettable.
Dolemite Is My Name is without a doubt the biggest high profile role Murphy has received in years. But will it be the comeback he needs to reignite his career? We’ll just have to wait and find out.
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What is the run time of Dolemite Is My Name?
Dolemite Is My Name will have a run time of 118 minutes.
Will Dolemite Is My Name be available to stream in 4K?
There’s no confirmation that Dolemite Is My Name will be available to stream in 4K. Many of Netflix’s latest titles arrive with the option to stream in 4K so hopefully this Original will too.
Is there a trailer for Dolemite Is My Name?
Netflix dropped a trailer for Dolemite Is My Name on the 12th of August.
When is the release date for Dolemite Is My Name?
The film will first premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2019 before coming to Netflix.
It has now been confirmed that Dolemite Is My Name will be coming to Netflix on the 25th of October!
Will Dolemite Is My Name be available to stream in my region?
Despite the fact, the film is premiering in Toronto Dolemite Is My Name will be available worldwide.
What time will Dolemite Is My Name arrive on Netflix?
The following table below are the times that Dolemite Is My Name will be available to stream in the different regions across the world:
|Time Zone||Time available to stream|
|Pacific Standard Time||12:00 AM|
|Mountain Standard Time||1:00 AM|
|Central Standard Time||2:00 AM|
|Eastern Standard Time||3:00 AM|
|British Summer Time||8:00 AM|
|Central European Time||9:00 AM|
|Eastern European Time||10:00 AM|
|India Standard Time||12:30 PM|
|Japan Standard Time||16:00 PM|
|Australian Eastern Time||18:00 PM|
|New Zealand Day Light Time||20:00 PM|
Netflix releases all of its latest titles from Midnight PST (Pacific Standard Time). This means for anyone living in regions the other side of the world have to wait until the evening before titles are available to stream.
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